Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Skinner House, dating to 1858, was built by two doctors who came to Griggsville from England. The home was restored in 1982 and is used as a community center and genealogy society for the Griggsville Genealogical Group. The home is open for visitors.
Art, Children's, Culture, History, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
The SWUA, (now SUA) Slovenian Heritage Museum located on Historic Route 66, in Joliet, Ill., was founded in 1978 by Irene M. Odorizzi. The Musuem was dedicated in 1983. Dedicated members from Joliet Branch #20 made this possible. Branches and members throughout the U.S. have contributed to the displays and exhibits, either monetarily or with artifacts. All donations are welcome and greatly appreciated!
Art, Culture, University
As the art museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art is home to thought-provoking special exhibitions and a permanent collection that spans five thousand years of artistic creation.
South Holland, Illinois
Culture, General, Library, University
Spertus is Chicago's Jewish education and cultural center. It offers an innovative array of public programming, including exhibits, performances, films, and lectures some presented by the esteemed faculty who teach for its graduate programs. The institute collects, preserves, and displays materials from the Jewish experience in a stunning, contemporary building with fabulous views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
Culture, History, Natural History
Culture, History, University
With approximately 40,000 objects in its artifact collection, the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign celebrates our shared humanity by collecting, preserving, documenting, exhibiting, and studying objects of cultural heritage.
Art, Children's, Culture
In 1976, in a one-room storefront log cabin, a small group of Swedes dared to dream about establishing a center of Swedish culture in America. Today’s Swedish American Museum is a bustling center of Swedish art, history, culture, and educational activities and programs. Each year, more than 43,000 visitors enjoy special exhibits, Swedish language classes, crafts, genealogy classes, concerts, lectures, films, and the interactive Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Swedish Historical Society is organized exclusively for historical, educational, and charitable purposes. In harmony with this purpose is the operation of the Erlander Home Museum and the preservation of Swedish-American history and culture of Rockford through such activities as the conservation of artifacts, museum displays and educational programs.